The Power of Finding Your “Inner Project” (World of Creativity: Episode 18)
I am a big fan of the value of anyone finding their Inner Theme – (www.InnerTheme.com), but today I want to talk about the value of finding your “Inner Project”.
I just found one and it has added another level of meaning to my life.
An Inner Theme is your message to humanity. The core message that your life has given you, and that you are the best person in the world to communicate it to the world.
An Inner Project is a creative project that is 100% aligned with your Inner Theme.
My Inner Theme is “Humanity to the Power of Ideas”.
That means that I believe in the potential of humanity and in the power of ideas.
I belive that if every human being had the chance to reach his or her creative potential – and if we as humans became much better at learning about each others ideas across borders and cultural differences – the world would be a much better place.
As a professional speaker in Singapore I fly around the world and speak about creativity as part of my Inner Theme. (I speak in 20-30 countries per year).
A few months ago I came up with my perfect Inner Project: The World of Creativity.
As I travel the world I now make sure to take the time to interview a creative person in the countries that I visit to learn about how they look at creativity and what the rest of the world can learn from them.
Just in the month of January I have interviewed a professional watchmaker in Swizerland, one of the best wedding photographers in India and a paper artist in Thailand.
It has given me so much energy that I have troubles falling asleep after working on my project from 6 in the morning to 2 am.
Since I found my Inner Project the last few weeks three separate people have come up to me and said: “Fredrik, what happened to you? Something is different with you.”
Something you would normally only come up and say to someone who is newly and madly in love, or if you just found out that a friend is pregnant. So I take that to mean that finding your Inner Project is up there with the most profound insights you can experience in life.
I have never been more excited about a project and I look forward to spending the next few years learning about creativity from the perspective of what different human cultures can teach us about human creativity.
So I urge you:
First: Find your Inner Theme.
Then keep searching for your Inner Project.
When you find it you will be overwhelmed with boundless energy, see your ego reduced, see the world in a more beautiful light and be more productive than you have ever been in your life.
Trust me, I just saw it happen.
As a creative person there is nothing more important than finding your Inner Theme and then finding your Inner Project.
ps. Attached is the draft cover for my new book. (same as on this page.)